Cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell was honored with a Walk of Western Stars induction ceremony on Saturday, April 18, 2015 on Main Street between 8th Street and Market Street in Old Town Newhall, California.
Similar in style to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Walk of Western Stars honors actors, directors, film professionals and performers for their contributions to America’s Western heritage. [this year’s inductees,] Diamond Farnsworth and Waddie Mitchell will join notable Western legends, including Gene Autry, Lee Marvin, James Stewart, John Wayne, Roy Rogers and William S. Hart, among others, by being immortalized in bronze and terrazzo tiles stamped into the streets of Old Town Newhall.
We are very pleased and honored to announce Norman Blake is the featured guest on NPR’s popular program Fresh Air with Terry Gross in support of his newest Plectrafone release Wood, Wire & Words.
The episode aired on March 19, 2015 and is available on Fresh Air’s free Podcasts or you can stream it here.
T Bone Burnett described Blake as “one of a handful of the best acoustic guitar players in the world. He’s learned hundreds of country songs, including rags, instrumental tunes and fiddle numbers, knowing the influences and nuances of every one. He should be an absolutely revered musician.”